COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

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Delhi flags vaccine shortage, says stocks to last 3-4 days

08 Apr 2021

Delhi flags vaccine shortage, says stocks to last 3-4 days

After Maharashtra, the National Capital - New Delhi - is also facing a COVID-19 vaccine shortage.

Nepal to administer Chinese vaccines to citizens from April 7

05 Apr 2021

Nepal to administer Chinese vaccines to citizens from April 7

Nepal will start its second phase of the COVID-19 inoculation drive from April 7 using a China-donated vaccine to fight against the deadly infection, according to the health ministry.

As COVID-19 vaccination for 45+ begins, politicians, celebrities get doses

01 Apr 2021

As COVID-19 vaccination for 45+ begins, politicians, celebrities get doses

Amid a worrying surge in COVID-19 cases in several states across India, the crucial third phase of the vaccination drive began today.

COVID-19 vaccination to happen throughout April, including gazetted holidays

01 Apr 2021

COVID-19 vaccination to happen throughout April, including gazetted holidays

Seeking to exponentially expand the countrywide anti-coronavirus inoculation drive, the Centre has decided to keep all public and private sector COVID-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs) operational throughout April, including on gazetted holidays.

Tamil Nadu extends COVID-19 lockdown till April 30

01 Apr 2021

Tamil Nadu extends COVID-19 lockdown till April 30

The Tamil Nadu government extended the COVID-19 lockdown till April 30 with existing relaxations and restrictions, and will effectively implement the test-track-treat protocol to contain the spread, according to an order issued by Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan.

Delhi, Mumbai among 10 districts with most active COVID-19 cases

30 Mar 2021

Delhi, Mumbai among 10 districts with most active COVID-19 cases

Amid a worrying surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Union Health Ministry today listed out the 10 worst-affected districts/areas in India with the highest number of active coronavirus cases.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

30 Mar 2021

Dr. Harsh Vardhan takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and his wife took the second COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute on Tuesday.

Supplied more vaccines globally than vaccinated our people, says India

27 Mar 2021

Supplied more vaccines globally than vaccinated our people, says India

India has supplied more coronavirus vaccines around the world than it used to vaccinate its own citizens, the country told the United Nations General Assembly.

India's current COVID-19 wave could peak in April: Report

25 Mar 2021

India's current COVID-19 wave could peak in April: Report

India has been reporting a surge in daily new COVID-19 cases since February, which "clearly indicates a second wave," according to a report by the State Bank of India (SBI).

When to take second vaccine dose, and more queries answered

24 Mar 2021

When to take second vaccine dose, and more queries answered

As India struggles to contain the rapid surge in COVID-19 cases, the government on Tuesday announced the third phase of vaccination under which all citizens aged above 45 would be eligible for jabs.

All people aged over 45 can be vaccinated from April

23 Mar 2021

All people aged over 45 can be vaccinated from April

The central government will open its nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive to all persons above the age of 45 from April 1, 2021, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Tuesday.

Why are coronavirus vaccine doses being wasted in India?

19 Mar 2021

Why are coronavirus vaccine doses being wasted in India?

Senior government officials, who are monitoring India's coronavirus vaccination drive, have identified two key reasons behind some states reporting high levels of vaccine wastage, The Indian Express reported.

Prioritizing lawyers, judges for COVID-19 vaccines discriminatory: Centre to SC

15 Mar 2021

Prioritizing lawyers, judges for COVID-19 vaccines discriminatory: Centre to SC

Giving priority to lawyers and judges in the COVID-19 vaccination drive could be discriminatory to other professions, the central government told the Supreme Court on Monday.

Coronavirus: India reports highest single-day spike in 3 months

15 Mar 2021

Coronavirus: India reports highest single-day spike in 3 months

India reported the highest single-day spike in coronavirus infections on Monday morning, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry.

Pune sees fresh curbs in light of rising COVID-19 cases

12 Mar 2021

Pune sees fresh curbs in light of rising COVID-19 cases

Considering the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the Pune district administration has directed schools and colleges to remain shut till March 31 and curtailed the operating time for hotels and restaurants.

Vaccination centers given nod to operate 24x7 in Maharashtra

11 Mar 2021

Vaccination centers given nod to operate 24x7 in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Government has allowed all COVID-19 vaccination centers in the state to operate round-the-clock if they have adequate staff, to speed up the immunization drive in the state.

Maharashtra: Seven-point action plan formed to contain COVID-19

10 Mar 2021

Maharashtra: Seven-point action plan formed to contain COVID-19

To check the spike in COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra Health Department has come up with a seven-point action plan, including testing of close contacts, fast contact-tracing, mass testing in hot-spots, and audit of deaths.

Karnataka marching toward becoming a COVID-19 free state: Health Minister

09 Mar 2021

Karnataka marching toward becoming a COVID-19 free state: Health Minister

Karnataka Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar on Tuesday said the state will become COVID-19 free state with more than 10 lakh vaccinations having been done so far.

Rajasthan may exhaust COVID-19 vaccines by tomorrow; seeks Centre's help

09 Mar 2021

Rajasthan may exhaust COVID-19 vaccines by tomorrow; seeks Centre's help

Rajasthan is expected to run out of vaccines for COVID-19 if the central government does not step in to assist immediately, the state government has said.

Reliance to bear COVID-19 vaccination costs for employees, their families

05 Mar 2021

Reliance to bear COVID-19 vaccination costs for employees, their families

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will bear the full cost of vaccinating its employees and the members of their immediate family, reportedly totaling an estimated 12.2 lakh, the company said in an internal communication.

Over 1.8 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India

05 Mar 2021

Over 1.8 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 1.8 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

COVID-19 vaccination drive gives people something to smile about

05 Mar 2021

COVID-19 vaccination drive gives people something to smile about

As the elderly population of the country is currently getting vaccinated against COVID-19, many social media users are professing their love for their parents and some are expressing it with a shot of healthy humor.

Delhi HC pulls up Centre for exporting COVID-19 vaccines

04 Mar 2021

Delhi HC pulls up Centre for exporting COVID-19 vaccines

The Delhi High Court on Thursday pulled up the central government over restricted COVID-19 vaccinations in India, even as vaccine exports to other nations continue.

COVID-19: Should the gap between vaccine doses be increased?

03 Mar 2021

COVID-19: Should the gap between vaccine doses be increased?

India kicked off the crucial second phase of its massive inoculation drive against the coronavirus on Monday.

Get COVID-19 vaccine jab 24x7 at your convenience: Health Minister

03 Mar 2021

Get COVID-19 vaccine jab 24x7 at your convenience: Health Minister

Hospitals do not have to follow a fixed schedule so as to vaccinate people against COVID-19 and can extend or advance the vaccination schedule any day, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said this morning.

96-year-old is the oldest to get COVID-19 vaccine in Nagaland

03 Mar 2021

96-year-old is the oldest to get COVID-19 vaccine in Nagaland

A total of 31,391 people have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine in Nagaland till now, and out of them a 96-year-old beneficiary from Dimapur district is the oldest to be inoculated, a Health Department official said on Tuesday.

Ravi Shastri receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Ahmedabad

02 Mar 2021

Ravi Shastri receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Ahmedabad

The Indian cricket team's head coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a city hospital in Ahmedabad.

Supreme Court judges, their families to be vaccinated from tomorrow

01 Mar 2021

Supreme Court judges, their families to be vaccinated from tomorrow

Starting Tuesday, judges of the Supreme Court and their families will receive COVID-19 vaccine shots.

Bihar to offer free COVID-19 vaccines, even at private hospitals

01 Mar 2021

Bihar to offer free COVID-19 vaccines, even at private hospitals

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that COVID-19 vaccines across the state will be free of cost.

Unavailable slots, registration glitches: Co-WIN app faces issues

01 Mar 2021

Unavailable slots, registration glitches: Co-WIN app faces issues

The Co-WIN platform, which is used to register for COVID-19 vaccination, faced several minor glitches today, just as the second phase of India's coronavirus vaccination program commenced.

These co-morbid conditions are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations from Monday

28 Feb 2021

These co-morbid conditions are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations from Monday

Starting Monday, India will begin its second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, inoculating people above the age of 60, and people aged over 45 with co-morbidities.

Here's how you can register to get vaccinated against COVID-19

27 Feb 2021

Here's how you can register to get vaccinated against COVID-19

India is all set to begin the second phase of its coronavirus vaccination program under which citizens above the age of 60 years and those above 45 but with comorbidities will receive vaccine doses.

Night curfew extended in four Gujarat cities for fifteen days

27 Feb 2021

Night curfew extended in four Gujarat cities for fifteen days

In view of the recent spike in coronavirus cases, the Gujarat government extended the night curfew in four major cities of the state by another 15 days. The ongoing night curfew in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, and Rajkot, was to end on February 28.

COVID-19 vaccination second phase: How to self-register

25 Feb 2021

COVID-19 vaccination second phase: How to self-register

The second phase of India's coronavirus vaccination drive, which is set to begin from March 1, will be supported by the Co-WIN 2.0 app.

Free COVID-19 vaccine shots for senior citizens from March 1

24 Feb 2021

Free COVID-19 vaccine shots for senior citizens from March 1

The second phase of India's coronavirus vaccination drive will begin from March 1, under which vaccine shots will be administered to citizens aged above 60 years, as well as those above 45 but suffering from comorbidities.

Sanitation worker dies from health complications; son blames COVID-19 vaccine

23 Feb 2021

Sanitation worker dies from health complications; son blames COVID-19 vaccine

A 54-year-old sanitation worker died from health complications, days after he was administered a coronavirus vaccine, according to his son.

India second-fastest to reach one crore COVID-19 vaccinations

19 Feb 2021

India second-fastest to reach one crore COVID-19 vaccinations

India took 34 days to achieve the landmark feat of one crore COVID-19 vaccinations, the second-fastest in the world, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

PIL to include judicial staff in vaccine priority list: Details

16 Feb 2021

PIL to include judicial staff in vaccine priority list: Details

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking inclusion of judges, judicial staff, and lawyers in the priority category for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccination drive: Beneficiaries begin to get second dose

13 Feb 2021

COVID-19 vaccination drive: Beneficiaries begin to get second dose

The vaccination drive against COVID-19 picked up the pace on Saturday as many beneficiaries who had received their first shots on day one of the exercise four weeks ago turned up to get their second dose.